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Pope Francis's summer residence is open to the public
from 15.09.2015 13:17       Author - Tourist Media
In effort to bring the church closer to the public the head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis has opened his summer palace Castel Gandolfo for tourist visits, Deutsche Welle announced.

In 2014, Pope Francis opened the gardens of Castel Gandolfo for guided tours. From now on the papal residence becomes a tourist destination that can be visited once a week with a train, connecting it with the St. Peter Basilica in Vatican.

Every Saturday the tourists can visit Castel Gandolfo. A gallery of about 50 portraits of popes from the past 500 years is shown at the palace. Papal vestments and liturgical equipment are also on display. Tickets can be purchased from the Vatican Museum. The 40-Euro ticket includes a visit of the Villa Barberini with its Italian gardens, the ruins of the residence of the Roman emperor Domitian and the organic farm of the pope. The papal apartments remain closed to the public.

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